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Well, first of all, here is an email from Mark Lee, who seems to run some sort of Jam bootlegs blog.....mind you I haven't checked it out, (if someone does please report back), here's the email & the link.....
Hi, I'm Mark
I noticed there were visitors to my blog from yours looking
for live shows from The Jam. The link listed on your site is from
a very old show that has been deleted.
I just want to let you and your readers know that I have many different
shows from The Jam available on my blog.
I try as well as I can to keep all my links alive and active.So please
feel free to pass along this note and links to your friends and blog followers.
Mark Lee, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada


OK, as for Brian he has been posting stuff at a rate I could never keep up with, as before he doesn't want all his stuff to get buried, so he's asked for an assist for some of his stuff that some of you who are not regulars to his blog (Rustbeltoutpost) might have missed.I'll add a comment if needed......
(SCOTT): Ok, first this is a tremendous and rare item here, long a favorite.....Brian can fill you in on the details, I just comment to signify my concurrence:
Rare Neil Young - Time Fades Away (1973)
It was 1973. Everybody in the world had bought a copy of Harvest. Neil went on tour to support the album, but - always evolving - with an electric band performing all new material. Needless to say, he encountered befuddled audiences. Maybe not "Dylan goes electric" hostile, but it didn't seem like good vibes. Things weren't helped by the recent O.D. of Danny Whitten from Crazy Horse. So, Neil exorcised his demons onstage every night. And rolled tape on it.

"The Bridge" and "Journey Through the Past" are two of his greatest ballads. "Time Fades Away", "Yonder Stands the Sinner", and "Last Dance" are three of his most brutal rockers. The whole album is a wrenching, naked performance. And the chutzpah of bringing this rambling electric band (with him playing a problematic Flying V) on tour after the acoustic grace of Harvest just amazes me.
This album forms the first part of his drugged out 70's quartet, followed by Tonight's the Night, On the Beach, and Zuma. If you're a fan, it's essential. And again, it's criminal it's never been reissued. I downloaded this track by track off a blog about 10 years ago. But it sounds good.
(SCOTT): Now Neil Young is FAR more my kind of thing that is Jack Nitzsche, but I did listen to this and it's really good, I recommend. And of course the spirit HERE has always been ANYTHING GOES, so take it if ya want it, again, I recommend if that meanas much....
Jack Nitzsche - St. Giles Cripplegate (1972)
Jack Nitzsche. One of the overlooked names in the history of rock & roll. He started out as part of Phil Spector's Wrecking Crew, then moved into his own releases (Dance To the Hits of the Beatles, "The Lonely Surfer"), before making the acquaintance of Neil Young. And then came Harvest.

Jack arranged "A Man Needs A Maid" for Neil, learning his way around the London Symphony Orchestra. And with the wheels greased at Reprise - Harvest sold a lot of copies - Jack went on to record
St. Giles Cripplegate with the LSO.
St. Giles Cripplegate Download

One of the most unique major label albums of the 70's, it bears no resemblance to rock. It's all orchestral music; brooding, aching, triumphal orchestral music. You can see how Jack got movie score work on things like Cuckoo's Nest and Starman. Nobody bought this back then, but have sales ever been an indicator of good music?
Really, check it out. All the tracks have numbers instead of names, FYI.

(SCOTT): Well, I never really cared too much for Austrian Death Machine, they were amusing but sometimes that's a VERY fine line, ie, Dickies=GREAT "amusing", say, Spinal Tap=MERELY "Amusing"......that being said, I had these discs for years as they are a fave of a buddy of mine, and they are heavy rocking shit (so, on occasion, could be Spinal Tap).......see what ya think if so inclined.....
Austrian Death Machine - Three Main Albums
Austrian Death Machine.... The group is a side project of Tim Lambesis, the (now incarcerated) frontman for As I Lay Dying. Now, I've never really dug As I Lay Dying, but I've been listening to Austrian Death Machine for years!

Some consider the group as just a goofy metal joke: take good modern thrash, written around the themes of Arnold Schwarzenegger's films, and spice it up with some good Ahnuld impressions. But I think the group was more than a one-off...the albums got better and better. Some of these songs are heavy as fuck! I grew up watching Arnie's 80's action classics, so it touches on something nostalgic in me. It's a great, funny head banging time!
Note: This is probably all there'll be since Tim Lambesis is currently serving six years for trying to get a hitman to kill his estranged wife. And it's a shame, since by Triple Brutal he'd really achieved something awesome.
Total Brutal Download

Their first exposure to a lot of people, especially due to the gonzo music video for "Get to the Choppa". This album set the groundwork. Full of big, beefy riffs. "Screw You, Benny" is probably my fave.

Double Brutal Download

The first one I heard, and a really great album. The guy doing Ahnuld this time is much better. The first track, "Give Me Your Clothes, Your Boots, and Your Motorcycle" is some awesome thrashing. The music is tighter as well as funnier this time. "See You At the Party, Richter" is great too. Contains the extra cover songs from the special edition. The group's version of the "T2 Theme" is excellent!

Triple Brutal Download

Their most recent album, and definitely the best. The playing is more arranged, and even heavier! "I'll Be Back", "Chill Out Dickwad", "I Eat Green Berets For Breakfast"; awesome, brutal tracks. And "Crom" is the best song they've done - awesome slow build, a great chorus, heavy as hell....
I'm not putting this up because it's hokey. This was a great metal band - goofy at times, sure, but fist-pumpingly heavy always....
OK, here's the kind of thing that I go out looking for anyway.....wasn't familiar with this one at all but it is REALLY good, one of those projects I had only read about and never actually heard.....worth the wait this one, VERY highly recommended by BigScott62
Fantomas - Self Titled (1999)
Mike Patton. The man is impossible to pin down. Since the original Faith No More's breakup in 1998, he has kept himself busy with a slew of projects: other bands, collaborations (especially with John Zorn), soundtracks, and whatever else tickles his fancy. I have a lot of it, but my favorite amongst all his projects is Fantomas.
Truly a supergroup, Fantomas consisted of Patton on vocals, Buzz Osbourne (Melvins) on guitar, Trevor Dunn (Mr Bungle, Secret Chiefs) on bass, and Dave Lombardo (Slayer!) on drums. They released four albums between '99 and '05, each one radically different from the last. They've unfortunately been quiet in the years since, but I'm always hoping....
How to describe the music? Intensely structured splatter-thrash breaks mixing with ambient soundscapes, movie snippets, waltzes, circus music...it's hard to explain. Patton's vocals are completely wordless, but since he's such a great singer it doesn't matter. Imagine a speed metal version of scatting and you kinda got the idea. The band is as tight as a drum head, winding their way through this schizophrenic music. You've never heard a band like this!
While the band takes its name and some of it's artwork from a series of French movies about an arch villain, it really owes a lot to Italian films of the 60's and 70's, especially those of Mario Bava. The masked figure logo and that great laugh on "Book 4" come from Bava's Danger: Diabolik, while several of the screams come from Bava films like Baron Blood.
Fantomas Download

This is one of the most unique metal albums ever made. If you are a fan of the heavy and the strange, you must download this!
(SCOTT): As has been pointed out here before, Brian is a HUGE fan/expert on recorded comedy, and we basically part ways there, in general, except for totally classic shit like Firesign Theater or Lenny Bruce, one listening is generally QUITE enough. In the case of Steve Martin, I never really cared for him much anyway, although in fairness I doubt I have heard the recorded works.......probably won't either, but should you be a big fan, knock yaself silly..
Comedy Post - Steve Martin
"I was sitting at home one night....doing terrible things to my dog with a fork."

Throwing more comedy at you guys. This is Steve's complete comedy output. These are some of the best comedy albums of the 70's, a decade that had many classics. I discovered a tape of Let's Get Small when I was a kid, and have been a fan since.
NOTE: The Steve Martin Brothers album is a half & half affair - two recorded routines, and then a whole side devoted to bluegrass songs. While the album as a whole isn't as classic as the other three, I chose to include it because it was his last comedy record, and also because he can really play that banjo!

(SCOTT): And finally, here's more comedy stuff, three different acts, one of which I always disliked, (Kinnison) and the other two of whom I have never heard.......as I say, recorded comedy isn't QUITE my thing, but as busy as I have been of late, with my new job (I will bury you with music come winter layoff, trust me), I am excited ALWAYS for ANY guest material......and my dearest Nikki Corvette, should you be reading this remember you TOLD ME it was ok for me to "nag" you for the Gorvette CD (a collabaoratiaon between Nikki and the Gore Gore Girls, CANNOT WAIT)..........so, here is just a SMALL nag, please, please!
Three 80's Comedy Classics
I want to highlight three great comedy records from the decade when standup comedy was at it's height. All three of these are underrated and/or out of print.

Sam Kinison Louder Than Hell Download

The screaming madman himself. This was only ever on LP and cassette. I have it in both formats. I actually managed to download this from an obscure MP3 site (thank you, Russian friends).

This was Sam's breakout album, and contains many of his classic bits: "Jesus", "Devil", "Alphabet", "Love Song"... And being a recording of a small club gig, it's much better than his weaker, stadium-volume albums like Have You Seen Me Lately? I've included as a bonus track Sam's great cover of "Wild Thing" from that album, though. And a note to our gay pals out there: you will be offended by "Big Menu". My bad.

Steven Wright - I Have A Pony Download

The king of deadpan one-liners. Steven's dry wit and knack for succinct, cerebral comedy makes for one of the best standup albums ever. You can listen to this a bunch of times and still laugh at it! "I spilled spot remover on my dog, and now he's gone..."

Emo Phillips - E=MO2 and Live At the Hasty Pudding Theater Download
Anyone remember Emo? He had some TV appearances and one standup special in the 80's. He was also in Weird Al's UHF - as the shop teacher who cuts off his thumb. This is a great album that nobody talks about. With his elfin, squeaky delivery, and his gift for absurd comedy mixed with just enough darkness...he is truly unique. Really, all comedy fans...this one is a treasure!

(Scott): OK that's that, nothing original from me, I am gonna try to get the next installment of the Strangtlers thing ready for tonight or tomorrow, so I'll see you then.......MAN it's hard working a ten hour day, plus 3 hours of driving each day, when you are used to being retired and doing NOTHING MUCH AT ALL, but I need both the money AND the mental stimulation.......thanks to all who help here, the blog, I swear to you, will remain, and once I get settled in just a little bit I will provide some more original posts. Thank you for remaining loyal to my blog, to all whom have, and especially thanks to my guests contributors (get well soon Cliff!)

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